Charged With Robbery Or Carjacking? Get Help Now.

My name is Marc E. Hart. My law firm is devoted exclusively to criminal defense, bringing 30 years of criminal trial experience to your situation. Rather than just going for the quick and easy plea, my mindset is to vigorously fight the allegations, win the case at trial, or find the leverage necessary to minimize the penalties and collateral consequences in every client’s case.

Attorney Marc E. Hart has over three decades of experience handling and trying serious criminal charges, first as a Wayne County prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney. His tenacity in fighting for clients has earned him recognition as one of Southeast Michigan's "Top Lawyers" in criminal defense by dBusiness Magazine. Based in Royal Oak, Mr. Hart defends clients charged with carjacking, robbery and all theft-related charges in Detroit, Wayne County and throughout the state of Michigan.

The term robbery brings to mind being held up at gunpoint, being beaten for your property, muggings, pickpocketing, snatched purses and other types of violent crimes. Yet the legal definition of robbery is broader than you may think. It extends to virtually any theft from a person that involves the use of force, threats or fear.

In fact, you could get charged with robbery for what seemed like only a minor shoplifting incident. A momentary or minor tussle with a security guard — or possessing a knife, gun or other weapon, even if it was not shown or used — could quickly escalate charges from being a simple misdemeanor into a serious felony carrying a potential prison sentence.

dBusiness has recognized Marc E Hart as one of Southeast Michigans Top Lawyers in criminal law

The Potential Maximum Penalties

  • Possession of a firearm during a robbery or theft — mandatory two years in prison, in addition to the sentence for the underlying crime
  • Armed robbery — life in prison
  • Carjacking — life in prison
  • Bank robbery — life in prison
  • Felony murder (death occurring during a robbery) — mandatory life in prison
  • Assault with intent to rob while armed — life in prison
  • Unarmed (strong arm) robbery — 15 years in prison
  • Larceny from a person — 10 years in prison

When your future is in jeopardy, contact The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart anytime — day or night — for a consultation and experienced, aggressive defense.

Armed Robbery ... Even If You Weren't Armed?

Whenever a victim reasonably believes someone possessed a gun or other weapon during a robbery or theft, even if there actually was no weapon, the accused could face mandatory prison time, a lengthy prison sentence and additional felony charges. In fact, you could face armed robbery charges and life in prison even if you didn't actually possess any kind of weapon during a theft from a person. Serious charges demand a serious defense.

The Cost Of Not Taking These Charges Seriously — Potentially, Life Behind Bars

With the rest of your life on the line, don't take chances. Don't leave your fate in the hands of an over-aggressive prosecutor or an untalented or inexperienced lawyer. At The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart, we are devoted exclusively to criminal defense. We have successfully defended clients charged with all manner of robbery and theft offenses on a regular basis for decades.

Call The Law Offices of Marc E. Hart at 248-397-5899 for a free phone consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for consultation and assistance.